Arlington Village

June 21, 2015
Town Center: Columbia Heights
Main Entrance: Columbia Pike & South Barton

Garden Apartments / Townhouses


Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike

Arlington Village is built on 53 acres of land which the developer Gustav Ring purchase from B. M.Smith in 1939. The complex was financed through the Federal Housing Administration. Originaly Arlington Village was rental apartments now it is condominiums and cooperative apartments. It is located between South Edgewood, Barton, 16th streets and Columbia Pike.


Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Arlington Village consists of a garden apartment  / townhouse complex with green spaces, a swimming pool and tennis courts and a small shopping center.    It was designed by Developer, Gustave Ring and Architect, Harvey Warwick. The Architectural style is Colonial Revival. The housing is divided into small areas each with gardens, mature trees, shurbs and flowers. Arlington Village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, (form). In addition to the large trees that canopy the townhouses there is also a large wooded area with a stream which is certified as a Natural Wildlife Habitat.

Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Gustave Ring who originally bought the land for $362,500 and built 661units, sold the complex in the early 1950s to New England Life Insurance Co. for $5 million. They added the swimming pool and tennis courts and additional parking. The complex has changed hands a couple of times since then.  In 1980 the Arlington Village Townhouse Condominium started the townhouse renovations . The renovations were completed in 1985, during which time many residents purchased their units.

Shopping Center

Upper Level

Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
The Celtic House , 2500
Irish Pub & Restaurant
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Top Jewelers, 2502
Ly's Cutting Edge, 2506
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
K-1 Wine & Craft Beers, 2516
& Mini Post Office
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Jackson Hewitt, 2508
Cash Advance, 2510


Arlington Mill Shopping Center is listed as an Historic Structure. The shopping center has two levels. The upper level faces Columbia Pike and is right across the road from Penrose Square. It is between South Barton and South Cleveland. Access to the  lower level is behind the building where there is also a parking lot. This parking lot  is for customers only. There is two lanes of parking available in front of the upper level

Lower Level


Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
LA Bar and Grill, 2530
American food, live music

Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Al-Huda Cafe, Hooka Lounge 2526
Arlington Halal Market, 2524
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike

Cleaners, 2500

Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Brook Gebeya,  Ethiopian 2522
Top's China 2520